The Globe and Mail’s public editor Sylvia Stead has responded to questions of plagiarism by Margaret Wente that were raised after a Media Culpa blog post detailing instances where the high-profile columnist supposedly failed to properly attribute prose and quotations the became widely circulated.
Questions have been raised about one of Canada's most well-known columnists today after a blog post that described numerous instances where The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente possibly repurposed others’ writing and ideas without proper attribution became widely circulated.
September 6 marks the 17th anniversary of the death of Dudley George — an unarmed First Nations occupier shot and killed by an OPP officer at Ipperwash Provincial Park in Southwestern Ontario. But Maurice Switzer, the first Indigenous publisher of a daily paper in Canada and the current director of communications for the Union of Ontario Indians, says flagrant attitudes of racism still exist in politicians, police officers and even journalists. With an intro from Ethics editor Romayne Smith Fullerton.
When it comes to television journalism, what is considered "staging" and where do you draw the line? Daniel Viola won an AEJMC Award in Chicago earlier this month for this piece, which examines television staging of varying degrees -- from recreating scenes, to asking sources to walk down a hallway or type at a computer -- and asks whether one type is more ethically acceptable than any other.
Sometimes sources choose not to self-identify as 'he' or 'she'. Journalists must try to be sensitive to their wishes. The use of 'they' as a gender-neutral singular pronoun is one possibility. Katie Toth talks to journalists, editors and activists to explore this as an ethical option.
Toronto jail guard Andrea Roussel told her story about working even after her sex reassignment surgery. What was it like telling all to the Toronto Star's Peter Edwards. Roussel tells Romayne Smith Fullerton.
Ivor Shapiro may not know much about soccer, but he knows that some coverage of yesterday's Canada-U.S. women’s soccer semifinal fell short of the rigour and autonomy that, he believes, should define journalism.
When Toronto Star reporter Peter Edwards profiled a jail guard who underwent sex reassignment surgery, Edwards struggled with more than just which pronoun to use. In this week's column, he offers a first-person account of the issues behind the copy.
When CBC/Radio-Canada reporter Pierre Duchesne announced he was running for the PQ parti in the next provincial election, many wondered about the ethics of the move. Ben Shingler uses Duchesne's case to consider the larger issues when journalists 'cross over' into politics.
After more than four years overseeing the Ethics section of J-Source, Ivor Shapiro is stepping down. Editor-in-chief Janice Neil looks back at Shaprio's legacy as ethics editor.
edited by ROMAYNE SMITH FULLERTON
Contrary to the old saw, journalism ethics has never been an oxymoron. Most journalists care deeply about their responsibilities toward audiences, sources, subjects and peers. When juggling those loyalties gets hard, the conversation gets going on J-Source's ethics page, which doubles as the Web space of the ethics advisory committee of the Canadian Association of Journalists. Romayne Smith Fullerton
is associate professor at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University.To contribute, please click on any "comment" box or contact the editor.
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